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Party Planning

Inviting guests over can be stressful. Whether you're planning a happy hour, a potluck, or a full meal, you may want feedback on your menu.

This Orange & Black Halloween Food Is Perfect for Celebrating at Home

Orange and black Halloween food is definitely on-theme, but it doesn't have to come courtesy of scary food dyes. Even if you opt for a more sophisticated Halloween scheme, the classic orange and black...

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Officially out of ideas for our annual party

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by tonifi 2 years ago

I know I've asked this before (twenty years we've been having this party...) but I need your help, chowhounds! Our annual holiday party is coming up and I have NO clue what to make for the food. We...

Nibbly bits for an evening meeting

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by twodales2 2 years ago

Appetizers. Feeling overwhelmed. Evening meeting at my home tomorrow night. Wine and water will be the beverages. I'm making Trisha Yearwood's Charleston dip. It's hot, cheesy and topped ...

Duck confit for a large group

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by intentionally 2 years ago

I’m hosting 50 or so people next month and was thinking about duck. I know breast would be easier to slice and serve (they’ll largely be standing), but was thinking if I confit I could do that ahea...

Baptism party menu

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by vanessa7 2 years ago

I'm hosting a party for my niece's baptism and I wanted to review my menu. It's a brunch and I'm planning on serving: Apricot glazed ham, biscuits, honey Spinach quiche Fruit salad Deviled eg...

Birthday party at the park

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by vanessa7 2 years ago

We're throwing a party at the park for my son's 4th birthday. I know I want to make the Momofuku birthday cake/cupcakes. (I made it last year and I think it's the best cake I've ever had!). For foo...

Condiments to serve with cheese straws?

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by kimdyuma57 2 years ago

I am serving cheese straws (or wafers) at a themed event and wonder what could be served with them?

Brisket logistics

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by reewah 2 years ago

I am planning to smoke a brisket for my son’s graduation party Sat but have a few logistical issues. Plan was to do a rub and cook in a makeshift smoker (big barrel-style grill with indirect heat a...

Christmas in July

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by Tehama 2 years ago

Good morning! Its been a while since I have had a soiree and for some reason I was thinking of hosting a Christmas in July party. There have been a couple of prior posts on the subject, but they a...

How much pasta for a crowd?

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by Kteach 2 years ago

I'm hosting an informal baby shower luncheon for vegan and vegetarian guests (one gluten free) so just keeping it all vegan. I'll have some simple appetizers (hummus, red pepper spread, etc.). I w...

Prosecco newbie needs advice!

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by MaryCath 2 years ago

For an upcoming baby shower, I have been asked to supply the cocktails and mocktails. It will be sherbert with ginger ale or prosecco. I know nothing about prosecco. Any recommendations for brands?...

Swedish Chocolate Oat Balls, traditional recipe and healthy recipe

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by OhMyDeer 2 years ago

Chocolate balls is the one sweet that every Swede loves and knows how to make by heart. We all start learning how to make them at the age of three! If not younger ;) It’s a sweet that’s been around...

Hosting my first dinner party!

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by makeupyourworld 3 years ago

Hello chowhound! I'm a newbie here but have been lurking and cooking for awhile. I recently turned 20 and I cook dinner for company 2-3 nights per week. During the school week I keep meals simple b...

Planning a party - food quantity help

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by sunenihs 3 years ago

Hello - I am planning a party for about 60 people. It is going to be a BBQ, and I am going to get ribs for 45 catered from a local BBQ joint. I am going to do the sides myself, and also am thinking...

Polenta Bar Dinner Party (Vegetarian)

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by nature_trash 4 years ago

Hello, I am throwing a dinner party for about 20 friends for my birthday. Last year I did the Momofuku pork shoulder with lots of sides & it was great. This year, I am planning to make a lar...

Settle a BBQ Etiquette Disagreement, Please?

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by oursouthernsojourn 4 years ago

Hello Chowhounders! I've just come back from a trip and my husband has decided he would like to have a barbecue tomorrow for the 4th of July. I'm happy to host - we like to entertain and keep e...

Help with planning a dinner party for guests with various dietary restrictions!

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by townsendsmith 6 years ago

Help! I'm hosting a dinner party tomorrow night for another couple and have to manage a wide range of dietary restrictions. One guest is a full-on vegetarian, one is a pescatarian, and two (inc...

How far in advance can you bake cookies?

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by tetraneutron 3 years ago

I'm baking some cookies for a work event and I don't want to be rushed the night before. If I bake them Tuesday evening (drop cookies, shortbread w/potato chips, and https://smittenkitchen.com/2009...

How many pounds of homemade pasta for this holiday party?

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by migmigmig 3 years ago

For a 11-person party where we have plenty of "main course" food but tend to eat much of it standing up, one attendee is making a "first course" of homemade fettuccine in a tomato sauce. The intent...